13 Words

Author(s): Lemony Snicket
Original Publish Date: Oct 05, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100030576
Released: Oct 05, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780061996764
Narrator/s: Michael Emerson
Publisher: HarperCollins
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From New York Times bestselling author Lemony Snicket comes an uproarious, whimsical story like no other. As an added highlight, this audiobook includes an original song, composed by Nico Muhly and sung by mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti, that ties all thirteen words together in an unforgettable and melodic feast for the ears! 13 Words: 1. Bird2. Despondent3. Cake4. Dog5. Busy6. Convertible7. Goat8. Hat9. Haberdashery10. Scarlet11. Baby12. Panache13. Mezzo-Soprano

Professional reviews

"Lemony Snicket, who became known for challenging listeners' vocabularies in his Series of Unfortunate Events, chooses 13 seemingly random words and arranges them into the story of a "despondent" bird and a dog who tries to cheer his friend by visiting a "haberdashery" to buy a hat with "panache." Michael Emerson's intonations and phrasing allow listeners to picture characters and settings even without Maira Kalman's illustrations. He encourages listeners to savor the sounds of words as the author intended. Who wouldn't buy a hat from a breathy sales-baby who describes "panache" as "a kind of verve or swagger"? In an amazing artistic interpretation, Snicket's final word, "mezzo-soprano," becomes an opera of the book, created by real-life composer Nico Muhly. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"